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The Completely Renovated AutoNation® IMAX Theater now OPEN!
New Digital Projector + New Surround Sound + New Luxury Seats + New Giant Screen = The Ultimate IMAX Experience!

Independence Day Resurgence 3D
National Parks Adventure 3D
A Beautiful Planet 3D

The Legend of Tarzan 3D - Opens June 30 2016
Ghostbusters 3D - Opens July 14 2016
Star Trek Beyond 3D - Opens July 21 2016

The Museum of Discovery and Science will NOT be participating in Bank of America Museums-On-Us Program in July or August.

The Bank of America Museums-On-Us program will resume the first weekend of September. We encourage Bank of America cardholders to consider purchasing Summer Savings Passes instead to enjoy our Museum and 3 other local attractions through
September 30, 2016.


Permanent exhibits descriptions
can be found here

Special Events and Activities (on Weekends, Holidays, etc.)
can be found two sections below.

To Fly – Aviation Renovation

The highlight of the exhibit space is a new state-of-the art 7D capsule theater that takes visitors on an exhilarating flight through the sky. This new exhibit experience uses a 3D aviation film, moving seats, and multi-sensory effects to create an unforgettable, educational, and exciting experience. The new Simulation Theater is made possible by a generous gift from the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust.


Drugs: Costs and Consequences:
Opening Eyes to the Damage Drugs Cause
September 23, 2016 to January 16, 2017

Most Americans are unaware of the science behind the damaging effects of drugs on the mind and body, or of the other tremendous costs associated with the production, sale, and use of drugs. The costs to society–estimated at more than $180 billion a year–are borne by all of us in some way.

Despite the fact that the vast majority of Americans are not drug users, we pay for users’ lost productivity, their health care, criminal justice costs, child welfare costs, and the impact their drug use has on our own health and safety.

This exhibit is designed to open eyes to the science behind drug addiction and the countless costs of drugs–to individuals, American society, and the world–and to provide food for thought on how each and every one of us can make a difference.

More Information Coming Soon


January 31, 2014

Photography Contest is now closed.
Contest winner announced January 31, 2014.

Link to Everglades Forever Project page for More Information and Photography Contest Winners

Tarzan and the Jungle Weekend
July 2 & 3, 2016 Noon to 4 p.m.

Jungle Agility Course - Think you can swing through the trees like Tarzan…test your skills with this agility course!

Safari Binoculars - Make your own set of binoculars to take on your jungle adventure.

Poisonous vs. Nonpoisonous Plants - Some plants can be poisonous if you eat them. Others can hurt you if you get them on your skin. Learn all about these dangerous plants.

Jungle Disguise - Camouflage yourself to look just like your favorite jungle animal.

Community Partner - Bird Lovers Club

Conserving Florida Weekend
July 16 & 17, 2016
Noon to 4 p.m.

LIVE with The Nautilus Research Vessel in the Pacific Ocean
1 p.m. Saturday Only

Invasive Exotic Species - 1:30 p.m. - Discover the many invasive animal species that are taking over South Florida. Presented by FWC.

Conservation Conversation: Alligators - 3:30 p.m. - Did you know that alligators were once listed as an endangered species? Learn about these large reptiles and what you can do to help protect them.

EcoTwister - Add a twist to this fun game by learning what each ecosystem needs and the primary threats that can affect them. Don’t let your ecosystem get twisted in a bunch.

Animal Tracks - Have you ever gone on a nature walk and seen animal tracks? Learn how to identify tracks and make your own.

Species Charades - Hop like a bunny or ribbit like a frog. Act like your favorite animal and see if others can guess what you are.

Community Partners

  • Bird Lovers Club
  • South Florida Wildlife Center
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife
  • Conservation Commission

  • Star Trek Voyage Weekend
    July 23 & 24, 2016
    Noon to 4 p.m.

    Star Lab Planetarium - Engage in an exciting trip through time as we explore different cultures beliefs about the night sky and how stars can assist in navigation.

    Star Fleet Rocket Launch - Create your own rocket and see how far it can go. It may only be made of paper but if  constructed correctly it will boldly go pretty far.

    Make the Connection - Learn about and build your own circuit boards during this hands-on activity.

    Wear your Spacesuit - Are you a member of Star Fleet Command? Come dressed in your best Star Trek costume and  you will get a free ride in our 7D Theater or on our MaxFlight Simulator.

    Ice Cream Science Weekend
    August 20 & 21, 2016 Noon to 4 p.m.

    Nitro Ice Cream
    1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    - What’s colder than ice? Liquid Nitrogen!! Join us for a liquid nitrogen demonstration with ice cream making and tasting.

    Origami Ice Cream - Satisfy your sweet tooth with this calorie-free origami ice cream cone.

    Ice Cream Lab
    12:00 p.m. • 1:00 p.m. • 2:00 p.m. • 3:00 p.m.

    I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Learn how to make your very own  personalized ice cream. Maximum 30 children.

    Special Guest Presentation
    Kilwins Cocoa Talk - 2:30 p.m.

    Did you know that chocolate is made from the cocoa bean plant? Learn more about chocolate from our local Kilwins sweets shop.

    Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
    June 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 & 30 , 2016
    July 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 & 14, 2016

    The Museum of Discovery and Science invites the whole family
    to participate in an evening of sea turtle discovery this summer. Once again, the annual evening Turtle Walks will occur in June and July.  Visitors will enjoy an entire evening of sea turtle exploration and identification while uncovering the natural history and myths of turtles. Nature permitting, participants will have a chance to watch a 300 pound Loggerhead sea turtle venture out of the ocean to lay her eggs. A female loggerhead sea turtle may travel thousands of miles to return to the beach where she hatched as a baby to lay her own eggs as an adult.

    At 9:00 p.m., the adventure begins at the Museum of Discovery and Science with an informative hands-on session about turtles (land, fresh water and salt water) with an expanded focus on sea turtles. Guests will also meet the Museum’s Ambassador Loggerhead sea turtle who is almost one year old. Once it reaches an appropriate size it will be released in the ocean. Museum staff will provide answers to questions about nesting, threats and conservation before proceeding to the beach.

    The adventure continues to Fort Lauderdale beach where Museum expert guides lead guests to the sea turtle’s nesting grounds to look for amazing sea turtles. We cannot guarantee a sea turtle will be spotted on every walk but when it does happen it is a natural wonder that no one will ever forget. 

    Guests should be prepared to walk approximately one to two miles, and provide their own transportation and snacks.

    Participants must be 9 years of age or older

    Advance reservations are required as space is limited

    Please call 954.713.0930 to make reservations;
    CLICK HERE to purchase online.

    Prices are $18 for members and $20 for non-members.

    to learn more about Turtle Science visit on YouTube.

    CLICK HERE to download a Turtle Walk flyer in Adobe PDF format.

    STEM Home School Classes for Grades 3 to 5

    Into the Jungle
    April 25, 2016

    Everything Everglades

    May 23, 2016

    Fee: $15 person (student or adult).

    Click HERE for More information.



    Ghostbusters Family Overnight
    July 16, 2016

    There’s something strange going on at the Museum! Mix the right chemicals and try not to get covered in ectoplasm. Before lights out have a haunting good time watching the IMAX film Ghostbusters 3D!

    • Take home a sample of ectoplasm.
    • Mix bubbling concoctions.
    • Take your chances with a treat that may not be what it seems.

    Family Overnight: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. the following morning
    Fees: $48 per participant Includes: Admission into IMAX Theater, pizza dinner, rides and activities

    To reserve your spot for these family overnights or if you want to book your own overnight, call our reservations line at 954.713.0930 or e-mail us at

    3D Printer Lab
    Now through September 2016

    Our Discovery Lab has been outfitted with 3 different 3D printers and staff will demonstrate their capabilities through the holiday season. Watch 3D printers produce some amazing pieces. Brought to you by local 3D company Becoming 3D in partnership with Airwolf, Lulzbot, and Robo 3D.

    New York Life
    First Saturday of every month
    Noon - 4 p.m.

    New York Life’s Child I.D. program is designed to teach children how to stay safe in the home and at play. Receive a free children’s I.D. kit.

    Broward Chess Club
    Every Saturday
    1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

    Enjoy some mental food and challenge our local experts.



    Visitors can enjoy exciting science shows and presentations in the Keller Science Theater by our enthusiastic staff and/or community partners.

    The Nitro Show - Ever wonder what -320 degrees Farenheit will do to everyday items? Discover how cold things can get with liquid nitrogen and how their physical changes can create explosive results.

    KaBoom! Show - Witness the power of chemical changes with fiery explosions! Come have a blast!

    Science Showdown - Do you have what it takes to beat the best in the ultimate science feud? Test your knowledge against the experts in this high energy game show!



    Museum Camp Adventures are designed to give students entire days filled with exploration and hands-on learning.

    The museum hosts 1-day and 5-day camps.

    For more information and a listing of upcoming camps, visit CAMPS page.

    Fridays: 3:00 p.m.
    Saturdays: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
    Sundays: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

    Planning a birthday party at the Museum of Discovery and Science is a piece of cake! Just say the word and we'll put the wheels in motion for a birthday party that your birthday child will always remember. For more information, visit BIRTHDAY PARTIES page.

    Bring your group to the Museum for an exciting overnight adventure. You can select from great adventures or work with our program staff to create an evening of fun just for your special group.

    For more information, visit CAMP INS page.

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